Bob Fosse

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Robert Louis Fosse (June 23, 1927 – September 23, 1987) was an American dancer, musical-theatre choreographer, and theatre and film director.wikipedia
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Chicago (musical)

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He directed and choreographed musical works on stage and screen, including the stage musicals The Pajama Game (choreography) in 1954 and Chicago in 1975 and the film Cabaret in 1972.
Chicago is an American musical with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Ebb and Bob Fosse.

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Robert Louis Fosse (June 23, 1927 – September 23, 1987) was an American dancer, musical-theatre choreographer, and theatre and film director.
Some production elements, however, may be retained from the original production, for example, Bob Fosse's choreography in Chicago.

Cabaret (1972 film)

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He directed and choreographed musical works on stage and screen, including the stage musicals The Pajama Game (choreography) in 1954 and Chicago in 1975 and the film Cabaret in 1972. Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey both won Oscars for their roles in Cabaret.
Cabaret is a 1972 American musical drama film directed by Bob Fosse, and starring Liza Minnelli, Michael York, and Joel Grey.

Pippin (musical)

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He was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning Best Director for Cabaret, and won a record eight Tonys for his choreography, as well as one for direction for Pippin.
Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production, also contributed to the libretto.

Fred Astaire

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After the war, Fosse moved to New York City with the ambition of being the new Fred Astaire.
Beyond film and television, many dancers and choreographers, including Rudolf Nureyev, Sammy Davis Jr., Michael Jackson, Gregory Hines, Mikhail Baryshnikov, George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Madhuri Dixit, and Bob Fosse, who called Astaire his "idol", also acknowledged his influence.

The Pajama Game

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He directed and choreographed musical works on stage and screen, including the stage musicals The Pajama Game (choreography) in 1954 and Chicago in 1975 and the film Cabaret in 1972. In 1954, he choreographed his first musical, The Pajama Game, followed by George Abbott's Damn Yankees in 1955.
It was directed by George Abbott and Jerome Robbins and featured choreography by Bob Fosse.

Gwen Verdon

It was while working on Damn Yankees that he first met rising star Gwen Verdon, whom he married in 1960.
Having originated many roles in musicals she is also strongly identified with her second husband, director–choreographer Bob Fosse, remembered as the dancer–collaborator–muse for whom he choreographed much of his work and as the guardian of his legacy after his death.

Sweet Charity

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He choreographed and directed Verdon in Sweet Charity in 1966.
It was directed and choreographed for Broadway by Bob Fosse starring his wife and muse Gwen Verdon alongside John McMartin.

The Affairs of Dobie Gillis

His early screen appearances as a dancer included Give a Girl a Break, The Affairs of Dobie Gillis and Kiss Me Kate, all released in 1953.
Bobby Van played Gillis in this musical version, co-starring with Debbie Reynolds and Bob Fosse.

Big Deal (musical)

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In 1986, Fosse wrote, choreographed and directed the Broadway production of Big Deal, which was nominated for five Tony awards, winning for best choreography.
Big Deal is a musical with a book by Bob Fosse using songs from various composers such as Ray Henderson, Eubie Blake, and Jerome Kern.

Give a Girl a Break

His early screen appearances as a dancer included Give a Girl a Break, The Affairs of Dobie Gillis and Kiss Me Kate, all released in 1953.
A young Bob Fosse has a featured role.

Sweet Charity (film)

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His first, Sweet Charity (1969) starring Shirley MacLaine, is an adaptation of the Broadway musical he had directed and choreographed.
Sweet Charity (full title: Sweet Charity: The Adventures of a Girl Who Wanted to Be Loved) is a 1969 American musical comedy-drama film directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse (in his feature directorial debut), written by Peter Stone, and featuring music by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields.

Jazz hands

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Fosse's distinctive style of choreography included turned-in knees and "jazz hands."
Probably the biggest proponent of jazz hands was Bob Fosse, who incorporated them in nearly all of his Broadway and film musical choreography.

Tony Award

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He is the only person ever to have won Oscar, Emmy, and Tony awards in the same year (1973).

George Abbott

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In 1954, he choreographed his first musical, The Pajama Game, followed by George Abbott's Damn Yankees in 1955.
He introduced the "fast-paced, tightly integrated style that influenced" performers and especially directors such as Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse and Hal Prince.

The Pajama Game (film)

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In 1957 Fosse choreographed the film version of The Pajama Game starring Doris Day.
The choreography is by Bob Fosse, who also did the choreography for the stage production.

Damn Yankees

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It was while working on Damn Yankees that he first met rising star Gwen Verdon, whom he married in 1960. In 1954, he choreographed his first musical, The Pajama Game, followed by George Abbott's Damn Yankees in 1955.
Choreographer Bob Fosse insisted on meeting her before working with her, and after meeting and working for a brief time, they each agreed to the arrangement.

All That Jazz (film)

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In 1979, Fosse co-wrote and directed a semi-autobiographical film All That Jazz (1979), starring Roy Scheider, which portrayed the life of a womanizing, drug-addicted choreographer and director in the midst of triumph and failure.
All That Jazz is a 1979 American musical drama film directed by Bob Fosse.

Roy Scheider

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In 1979, Fosse co-wrote and directed a semi-autobiographical film All That Jazz (1979), starring Roy Scheider, which portrayed the life of a womanizing, drug-addicted choreographer and director in the midst of triumph and failure.
Scheider gained fame for his leading and supporting roles in several iconic films from the 1970s through to the early-mid 80s, playing NYPD Detective Buddy "Cloudy" Russo in The French Connection (1971); NYPD Detective Buddy Manucci in The Seven Ups (1973); Police Chief Martin Brody in Jaws (1975) and Jaws 2 (1978); Doc in Marathon Man (1976); choreographer and film director Joe Gideon (whose character was based on Bob Fosse) in All That Jazz (which was co-written and directed by Fosse) (1979); and Dr. Heywood R. Floyd in the 1984 film 2010, the sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Lenny (film)

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In 1974, Fosse directed Lenny, a biographical movie about comic Lenny Bruce starring Dustin Hoffman.
Lenny is a 1974 American biographical drama film about the comedian Lenny Bruce, starring Dustin Hoffman and directed by Bob Fosse.

1980 Cannes Film Festival

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It also won the Palme d'Or at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival.
The Palme d'Or went to the All That Jazz by Bob Fosse and Kagemusha by Akira Kurosawa.

Carol Haney

Fosse's choreography of a short dance sequence in Kiss Me Kate and dance with Carol Haney brought him to the attention of Broadway producers.
Known as the most lithe dancer in films, Haney danced with Bob Fosse in the 1953 film version of Kiss Me, Kate. When Fosse landed his first Broadway choreographing assignment, The Pajama Game (1954), he recommended that Haney be cast in a small dancing part.

Redhead (musical)

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In 1960, Fosse directed and choreographed the musical Redhead.
Verdon took the lead on the condition that Bob Fosse would be the director as well as choreographer, making this his debut as a director.

Joel Grey

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Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey both won Oscars for their roles in Cabaret.
His victory was part of a Cabaret near-sweep, which saw Liza Minnelli win Best Actress and Bob Fosse win Best Director, although it lost the Best Picture Oscar to The Godfather. For that role, Grey also won a BAFTA award for "The Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles" and Best Supporting Actor awards from the Golden Globes, Kansas City Film Critics Circle, National Board of Review of Motion Pictures, National Society of Film Critics, and a Tony Award for his original stage performance six years prior, making him one of only ten people who have won both a Tony Award and an Academy Award for the same role.

Star 80

Fosse's final film, Star 80 (1983), was a biographical movie about Dorothy Stratten, a Playboy Playmate who was murdered.
The film is written and directed by Bob Fosse, adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning Village Voice article "Death of a Playmate" by Teresa Carpenter, the title being taken from Snider's vanity license plates.